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University Lecturers and Tutors

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Overview

All University Lecturers and Tutors

  • $2,511 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth
  • 63,700 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 59% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 46 hours Average full-time
  • 45 years Average age
  • 49% female Gender Share

University Lecturers and Tutors prepare and deliver lectures and conduct tutorials in one or more subjects within a prescribed course of study at a university and conduct research in a particular field of knowledge.

You need a formal qualification in your area of expertise to work as a University Lecturer or Tutor. It is also common to complete postgraduate studies.

Tasks
  • preparing and delivering lectures, and conducting tutorials, seminars and laboratory sessions
  • preparing and marking essays, assignments and examinations
  • advising students on academic and related matters
  • attending departmental and faculty meetings, conferences and seminars
  • supervising work programs of postgraduate and honours students and tutorial staff
  • participating in setting course and degree requirements, curriculum revision and academic planning
  • serving on council, senate, faculty and other committees and professorial boards
  • conducting research and undertaking consultancies in a particular field of knowledge
  • stimulating and guiding class discussions
  • compiling bibliographies of specialised materials for reading assignments

Prospects

Pathways

You need a formal qualification in your area of expertise to work as a University Lecturer or Tutor. It is also common to complete postgraduate studies.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • Course Seeker to search and compare higher education courses.
  • ComparED to compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for University Lecturers and Tutors who are accurate and pay attention to detail, motivated and have good interpersonal skills.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Education and training

    91% Skill level

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  2. English language

    86% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  3. Communications and media

    69% Skill level

    Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.

  4. Mathematics

    67% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  5. Customer and personal service

    67% Skill level

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  6. Sales and marketing

    66% Skill level

    Showing, promoting, and selling including marketing strategy, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

  7. Sociology and anthropology

    66% Skill level

    Group behaviour and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.

  8. Psychology

    64% Skill level

    Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.

  9. Personnel and human resources

    63% Skill level

    Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.

  10. Administration and management

    63% Skill level

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

  11. Computers and electronics

    62% Skill level

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

  12. Clerical

    59% Skill level

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

  13. Economics and accounting

    58% Skill level

    Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.

  14. Law and government

    50% Skill level

    How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.

  15. Philosophy and theology

    50% Skill level

    Philosophical systems and religions, including their basic principles, values, ethics, ways of thinking, customs, practices, and impact on society.

  16. Geography

    47% Skill level

    Describing land, sea, and air, including their physical characteristics, locations, how they work together, and the location of plant, animal, and human life.

  17. Production and processing

    37% Skill level

    Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

  18. History and archeology

    36% Skill level

    Events of the past, their causes, how we learn about them, and how they influence the way we live today.

  19. Transportation

    35% Skill level

    Moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road.

  20. Telecommunications

    34% Skill level

    Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    71% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Writing

    71% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  3. Speaking

    70% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  4. Instructing

    66% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  5. Critical thinking

    64% Skill level

    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

  6. Learning strategies

    64% Skill level

    Figuring out the best way to teach or learn something new.

  7. Active learning

    61% Skill level

    Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.

  8. Active listening

    61% Skill level

    Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  9. Monitoring

    59% Skill level

    Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.

  10. Judgment and decision making

    55% Skill level

    Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.

  11. Complex problem solving

    52% Skill level

    Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

  12. Time management

    50% Skill level

    Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.

  13. Mathematics

    50% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  14. Social perceptiveness

    50% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  15. Coordination with others

    48% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  16. Persuasion

    48% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  17. Systems analysis

    48% Skill level

    Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect it.

  18. Systems evaluation

    46% Skill level

    Measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it.

  19. Serving others

    45% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  20. Management of personnel resources

    34% Skill level

    Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, and choosing the best people for the job.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Speech clarity

    77% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  2. Written expression

    75% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  3. Oral expression

    73% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  4. Oral comprehension

    71% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  5. Written comprehension

    71% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  6. Deductive reasoning

    64% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  7. Inductive reasoning

    59% Skill level

    Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.

  8. Near vision

    55% Skill level

    See details that are up-close (within a few feet).

  9. Mathematics

    52% Skill level

    Choose the right maths method or formula to solve a problem.

  10. Sorting or ordering

    50% Skill level

    Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

  11. Speech recognition

    50% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  12. Originality

    50% Skill level

    Come up with unusual or clever ideas, or creative ways to solve a problem.

  13. Categorising

    48% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  14. Problem spotting

    46% Skill level

    Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.

  15. Memorization

    45% Skill level

    Remember things like words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.

  16. Working with numbers

    45% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  17. Brainstorming

    43% Skill level

    Come up with a number of ideas about a topic, even if the ideas aren't very good.

  18. Far vision

    41% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  19. Flexibility of closure

    41% Skill level

    See a pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) hidden in other distracting material.

  20. Selective attention

    37% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  1. Making sense of information and ideas

    86% Skill level

    Looking at, working with, and understanding data or information.

  2. Thinking creatively

    81% Skill level

    Using your own ideas for developing, designing, or creating something new.

  3. Training and teaching others

    79% Skill level

    Understanding the needs of others, developing training programs, and teaching or instructing.

  4. Building good relationships

    79% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  5. Collecting and organising information

    76% Skill level

    Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.

  6. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    76% Skill level

    Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.

  7. Researching and investigating

    75% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  8. Planning and prioritising work

    72% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.

  9. Communicating within a team

    69% Skill level

    Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  10. Assessing and evaluating things

    69% Skill level

    Working out the value, importance, or quality of things, services or people.

  11. Coaching and developing others

    69% Skill level

    Working out the needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or helping them to improve.

  12. Making decisions and solving problems

    68% Skill level

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  13. Looking for changes over time

    68% Skill level

    Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.

  14. Explaining things to people

    65% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  15. Giving expert advice

    65% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  16. Working with computers

    63% Skill level

    Using computers to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.

  17. Communicating with the public

    63% Skill level

    Giving information to the public, business or government by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  18. Coming up with systems and processes

    59% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and figuring out what you need to do to achieve them.

  19. Coordinating the work of a team

    53% Skill level

    Getting members of a group to work together to finish a task.

  20. Documenting or recording information

    52% Skill level

    Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 25-1011.00 - Business Teachers, Postsecondary.

Work Environment

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

Filter Work Environment

Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Indoors, heat controlled

    97% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  2. Electronic mail

    97% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  3. Freedom to make decisions

    96% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  4. Unstructured work

    96% Important

    Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

  5. Contact with people

    90% Important

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  6. Telephone

    84% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  7. Face-to-face discussions

    84% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  8. Public speaking

    82% Important

    Talk to a group of people.

  9. Teamwork

    81% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  10. Lead or coordinate a team

    81% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  11. Being exact or accurate

    80% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  12. Time pressure

    80% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  13. Frequent decision making

    79% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  14. Impact of decisions

    76% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  15. Contact with the public

    71% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  16. Spend time sitting

    67% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  17. Letters and memos

    63% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  18. Competition

    62% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  19. Conflict situations

    60% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  20. Physically close to people

    58% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.

  1. Achievement

    81% Important

    Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

  2. Independence

    81% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  3. Recognition

    76% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

  4. Relationships

    76% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  5. Working conditions

    71% Important

    Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.

  6. Support

    38% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Helping

    100% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  2. Enterprising

    62% Important

    Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

  3. Analytical

    57% Important

    Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.

  4. Administrative

    52% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

  5. Creative

    48% Important

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.

  6. Practical

    14% Important

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 25-1011.00 - Business Teachers, Postsecondary.

All University Lecturers and Tutors

  • $2,511 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth
  • 63,700 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 59% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 46 hours Average full-time
  • 45 years Average age
  • 49% female Gender Share

University Lecturers and Tutors prepare and deliver lectures and conduct tutorials in one or more subjects within a prescribed course of study at a university and conduct research in a particular field of knowledge.

You need a formal qualification in your area of expertise to work as a University Lecturer or Tutor. It is also common to complete postgraduate studies.

Tasks
  • preparing and delivering lectures, and conducting tutorials, seminars and laboratory sessions
  • preparing and marking essays, assignments and examinations
  • advising students on academic and related matters
  • attending departmental and faculty meetings, conferences and seminars
  • supervising work programs of postgraduate and honours students and tutorial staff
  • participating in setting course and degree requirements, curriculum revision and academic planning
  • serving on council, senate, faculty and other committees and professorial boards
  • conducting research and undertaking consultancies in a particular field of knowledge
  • stimulating and guiding class discussions
  • compiling bibliographies of specialised materials for reading assignments

You need a formal qualification in your area of expertise to work as a University Lecturer or Tutor. It is also common to complete postgraduate studies.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • Course Seeker to search and compare higher education courses.
  • ComparED to compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes.

Employers look for University Lecturers and Tutors who are accurate and pay attention to detail, motivated and have good interpersonal skills.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Education and training

    91% Skill level

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  2. English language

    86% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  3. Communications and media

    69% Skill level

    Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.

  4. Mathematics

    67% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  5. Customer and personal service

    67% Skill level

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  6. Sales and marketing

    66% Skill level

    Showing, promoting, and selling including marketing strategy, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

  7. Sociology and anthropology

    66% Skill level

    Group behaviour and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.

  8. Psychology

    64% Skill level

    Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.

  9. Personnel and human resources

    63% Skill level

    Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.

  10. Administration and management

    63% Skill level

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

  11. Computers and electronics

    62% Skill level

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

  12. Clerical

    59% Skill level

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

  13. Economics and accounting

    58% Skill level

    Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.

  14. Law and government

    50% Skill level

    How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.

  15. Philosophy and theology

    50% Skill level

    Philosophical systems and religions, including their basic principles, values, ethics, ways of thinking, customs, practices, and impact on society.

  16. Geography

    47% Skill level

    Describing land, sea, and air, including their physical characteristics, locations, how they work together, and the location of plant, animal, and human life.

  17. Production and processing

    37% Skill level

    Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

  18. History and archeology

    36% Skill level

    Events of the past, their causes, how we learn about them, and how they influence the way we live today.

  19. Transportation

    35% Skill level

    Moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road.

  20. Telecommunications

    34% Skill level

    Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    71% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Writing

    71% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  3. Speaking

    70% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  4. Instructing

    66% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  5. Critical thinking

    64% Skill level

    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

  6. Learning strategies

    64% Skill level

    Figuring out the best way to teach or learn something new.

  7. Active learning

    61% Skill level

    Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.

  8. Active listening

    61% Skill level

    Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  9. Monitoring

    59% Skill level

    Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.

  10. Judgment and decision making

    55% Skill level

    Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.

  11. Complex problem solving

    52% Skill level

    Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

  12. Time management

    50% Skill level

    Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.

  13. Mathematics

    50% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  14. Social perceptiveness

    50% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  15. Coordination with others

    48% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  16. Persuasion

    48% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  17. Systems analysis

    48% Skill level

    Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect it.

  18. Systems evaluation

    46% Skill level

    Measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it.

  19. Serving others

    45% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  20. Management of personnel resources

    34% Skill level

    Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, and choosing the best people for the job.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Speech clarity

    77% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  2. Written expression

    75% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  3. Oral expression

    73% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  4. Oral comprehension

    71% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  5. Written comprehension

    71% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  6. Deductive reasoning

    64% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  7. Inductive reasoning

    59% Skill level

    Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.

  8. Near vision

    55% Skill level

    See details that are up-close (within a few feet).

  9. Mathematics

    52% Skill level

    Choose the right maths method or formula to solve a problem.

  10. Sorting or ordering

    50% Skill level

    Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

  11. Speech recognition

    50% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  12. Originality

    50% Skill level

    Come up with unusual or clever ideas, or creative ways to solve a problem.

  13. Categorising

    48% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  14. Problem spotting

    46% Skill level

    Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.

  15. Memorization

    45% Skill level

    Remember things like words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.

  16. Working with numbers

    45% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  17. Brainstorming

    43% Skill level

    Come up with a number of ideas about a topic, even if the ideas aren't very good.

  18. Far vision

    41% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  19. Flexibility of closure

    41% Skill level

    See a pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) hidden in other distracting material.

  20. Selective attention

    37% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  1. Making sense of information and ideas

    86% Skill level

    Looking at, working with, and understanding data or information.

  2. Thinking creatively

    81% Skill level

    Using your own ideas for developing, designing, or creating something new.

  3. Training and teaching others

    79% Skill level

    Understanding the needs of others, developing training programs, and teaching or instructing.

  4. Building good relationships

    79% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  5. Collecting and organising information

    76% Skill level

    Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.

  6. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    76% Skill level

    Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.

  7. Researching and investigating

    75% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  8. Planning and prioritising work

    72% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.

  9. Communicating within a team

    69% Skill level

    Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  10. Assessing and evaluating things

    69% Skill level

    Working out the value, importance, or quality of things, services or people.

  11. Coaching and developing others

    69% Skill level

    Working out the needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or helping them to improve.

  12. Making decisions and solving problems

    68% Skill level

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  13. Looking for changes over time

    68% Skill level

    Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.

  14. Explaining things to people

    65% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  15. Giving expert advice

    65% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  16. Working with computers

    63% Skill level

    Using computers to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.

  17. Communicating with the public

    63% Skill level

    Giving information to the public, business or government by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  18. Coming up with systems and processes

    59% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and figuring out what you need to do to achieve them.

  19. Coordinating the work of a team

    53% Skill level

    Getting members of a group to work together to finish a task.

  20. Documenting or recording information

    52% Skill level

    Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 25-1011.00 - Business Teachers, Postsecondary.

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

Filter Work Environment

Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Indoors, heat controlled

    97% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  2. Electronic mail

    97% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  3. Freedom to make decisions

    96% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  4. Unstructured work

    96% Important

    Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

  5. Contact with people

    90% Important

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  6. Telephone

    84% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  7. Face-to-face discussions

    84% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  8. Public speaking

    82% Important

    Talk to a group of people.

  9. Teamwork

    81% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  10. Lead or coordinate a team

    81% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  11. Being exact or accurate

    80% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  12. Time pressure

    80% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  13. Frequent decision making

    79% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  14. Impact of decisions

    76% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  15. Contact with the public

    71% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  16. Spend time sitting

    67% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  17. Letters and memos

    63% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  18. Competition

    62% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  19. Conflict situations

    60% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  20. Physically close to people

    58% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.

  1. Achievement

    81% Important

    Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

  2. Independence

    81% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  3. Recognition

    76% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

  4. Relationships

    76% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  5. Working conditions

    71% Important

    Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.

  6. Support

    38% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Helping

    100% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  2. Enterprising

    62% Important

    Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

  3. Analytical

    57% Important

    Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.

  4. Administrative

    52% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

  5. Creative

    48% Important

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.

  6. Practical

    14% Important

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 25-1011.00 - Business Teachers, Postsecondary.
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